BENGALURU/BHUBANESWAR, NOV 8, 2021
E-Commerce based Asian direct selling company QNET announced a new project in partnership with Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) through its social impact arm, the RYTHM Foundation, to bring solar energy to remote tribal communities in Meghalaya and upgrade the healthcare infrastructure in the region.
The project titled ‘Empowering North-East India’ aims to bring electricity to 470 villagers and solar power to a primary healthcare centre catering to over 23,000 residents in the region. In the first phase, RYTHM Foundation has pledged its support to the project for a period of one year.
In order to address the lack of energy access and healthcare facilities in the tribal villages in Meghalaya, GHE and RYTHM Foundation embarked on this new partnership that takes a two-pronged approach that will bring solar electricity to these remote tribal communities and help upgrade the healthcare infrastructure in the area.
Commenting on the project, Malou Caluza, CEO of QNET said, “Through the Empowering North-East project, we hope to drive change in the remote villages of Meghalaya, by empowering them with access to electricity which has a direct impact on education, health, comfort, productivity and more, leading to improved living standards.”
So far, GHE has successfully brought solar electricity to more than 150 villages in 5 regions across India, directly impacting over 100,000 lives.